The Characteristics Of Pregnancy Are Empty?
Good morning doctor, I am the first day of the last obstacle on March 31, then I check the testpack and the results are positive. This is my first pregnancy after 4 months of marriage. After that I went to check for ultrasound Monday last week and there looked the uterine sac and was given a booster drug. The Friday I defecated the doctor (it was difficult to defecate there were about 5 days not defecated) then there was blood spots but only the feces did not pour out. went to my obstetrician but he was on duty elsewhere for the next week and in the area where I live only he was an obstetrician. The distance to other hospitals in the regency is around 2 hours away. As a result I was only examined by a general practitioner and given a drug of constipation dulcolax which I never took for fear of complications. Then yesterday I defecated and re-bleed. Previously I had sex with my husband slowly according to doctor’s orders. This time the blood did not coincide with the stool but after the stool came out then there was bright red blood that flowed but only a little later stopped and there was a small bulge in my buried. For fear we immediately went to another hospital a distance of about 2 hours away. After being checked by ultrasound by her nurse but monitored from a monitor by her doctor, the doctor suggested to be immediately cured because this was empty pregnancy which she saw was only a pregnant bag, me and husband asked, because we are still young, our count is still 4 weeks, can we maintain it for 2 weeks, then we check again with the hope that the fetus will develop at that time. But the doctor said the faster he was cured the better. It’s like an egg with no yolk. As soon as we wanted to ask the doctor again, he asked us to pay the ultrasound to the cashier about 8 minutes because of queuing. After paying the ultrasound my husband and I decided not to do a curette and waited for developments after 2 more weeks. When we returned to the maternity doctor’s room there were only 2 nurses they said the doctor had gone home and left so many questions that we had not asked where only one we had conveyed and according to us also the doctor only said it was empty pregnancy and needed to be cured without further explanation. Because there was no doctor, I gave the receipt to the nurse and asked for an ultrasound photo, strangely the nurse said that if their paper runs out, it cannot be printed. Then the nurse suggested not to be cured, wait 2 weeks to come here again, but on a different day Friday or Saturday with the other obstetrician. It’s a disappointing service and leaves a lot of questions. Please help the doctor answer because our first obstetrician will be there next week but we are very concerned with the doctor’s second statement.
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An empty or blighted ovum is a pregnancy that is not accompanied by the development of embryos as a result of fertilization. An empty pregnancy is often not realized by a young mother, so sometimes only complains of heavy and unusual menstrual bleeding with a few lumps, which are usually felt in the first 3 months of conception. However, mothers with complaints of pregnancy can find out an empty pregnancy after a direct examination to the obstetrician.
It is said to be an empty pregnancy, if during the pregnancy period until the age of 6-9 weeks of pregnancy the fetal heart rate has not been obtained during pregnancy examination by a doctor, so that the embryo does not develop, only an embryo sac is obtained. This condition is often caused by chromosomal abnormalities that cause imperfect fertilization results, so that if these chromosomal abnormalities continue to develop, then there can be a risk to the fetus. Therefore, blighted ovum conditions for young couples often occur, where subsequent pregnancies are expected to remain healthy.
So if your current pregnancy is 6 weeks calculated from your last menstruation, the results of an ultrasound examination by an obstetrician, who states the existence of an empty pregnancy, may be a consideration. Because, fetal heart can be detected by ultrasound when pregnancy is 5 or 6 weeks old. So if until 8 or 9 weeks of gestation the fetal heart rate does not appear in the examination of the pregnancy, the doctor can determine an empty pregnancy. Therefore, you can wait for about the next 2 weeks, while waiting for your obstetrician to come and do a direct examination.
Some other possibilities can also occur related to the results of an empty pregnancy evaluation, such as incorrect calculation of gestational age or you miscalculated the first day of the last menstrual period. However, a re-evaluation by your obstetrician is expected to be a positive step and be an appropriate reference for gestational age to determine the possibility of an empty pregnancy. And if needed, medical measures can be planned for handling empty pregnancies.
For now, you should recover your stamina, avoid physical fatigue, avoid sleeping late, and avoid excessive anxiety.
Thus the info we can convey.